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The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation


Services › Casino and Non-Casino Gaming › Gambling Consultation

Current Consultations

Class 4 gambling review

In September 2015, the Government decided to review the class 4 gambling system to determine whether it remains fit-for-purpose.

The Department then undertook initial work on the review.

However, feedback from the sector requested that the Department gain more sector input for the review.

As a result of the sector feedback, and in order to gain the varied perspectives from a range of stakeholders, the Department released a discussion document in June 2016 which asked questions on various aspects of the class 4 gambling system. This document summarises the submissions that were received in response.

The following stakeholders made a total of 747 submissions:
  • clubs (21 submissions);
  • gambling help and health providers (19 submissions);
  • grant recipients (551 submissions);
  • individuals (56 submissions);
  • local government (nine submissions);
  • other entities (29 submissions);
  • class 4 societies (societies) (29 submissions); and
  • venues (33 submissions).

Proposal for Casino Venue Licence Renewal Fee Regulations

The Department of Internal Affairs is seeking your views on proposed regulations setting the fee for a casino venue licence renewal application (renewal fee). This will be done by amendment to the Gambling (Fees) Regulations 2015.

Please send your submission to the Department of Internal Affairs by 30 June 2017.

The proposed options for setting the renewal fee are strictly isolated to the fee payable by casinos for the consideration by the Gambling Commission of an application for the renewal of their venue licence.

If you wish to make a submission, on the proposal please do so by 5pm Friday 30 June 2017.

Please note that all submissions may be made publicly available. Even if you request confidentiality, we may have to release your submission at a later date if a request is made under the Official Information Act 1982. In your submission, please highlight the information you would prefer was withheld should a request be made.

Submissions can be emailed to or mailed to:

Safer Communities Policy Team
Policy Group
Department of Internal Affairs
PO Box 805
Wellington 6140